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Right now we are supposed to be running around like chickens with our heads cut off getting ready to load the baby, Grandma, and myself in the car to head to the airport to fly to Chicago where it is currently a nice cool 47 degrees. I was scheduled to attend and present a session at the annual miles and points conference, the Chicago Seminars.
However, Chicago is sadly not my kinda town this year. Baby S has come down with her first virus and upper respiratory gunk, and as such was grounded from flying by her doctor.
I am beyond bummed to miss out on this gathering for the first time in five years. Not only will I miss seeing old friends and new and talking miles and points, but I will also miss an excuse to put on real clothes, real shoes, and not have my hair in a messy bun! Moms of babies will totally feel me on that one I think.
I have good news though for those who are attending the Seminars and considering coming to my session. I was able to upgrade who was presenting my session from me to Tiffany from One Mile at a Time. She is funny, entertaining, very knowledgable about all things miles and points, and probably better rested than me anyway!
She was willing to rearrange her schedule and come in from California to present on very little notice, and I am super grateful for her willingness to sub in. Anyone that is available to come hear her session geared to those new to the miles and points game should have an awesome and information filled hour!
Committing to travel with a baby is a risky proposition, and so far I am 0/2 on proceeding on trips as originally planned with Baby S. Fingers crossed we don’t go 0/3 with another trip looming on the horizon. As a consolation prize, I will be able to share some first-hand information about using built-in trip cancellation coverage provided by my Chase credit card…
Sincere apologies to those I will miss seeing in Chicago, but I’m already looking forward to next year!